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Common misconceptions in legality

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  1. "Oh! A genning giveaway! I want a Shiny Victini with Blue Flare!"
  2. "Oh! I want a shiny Darkrai with Roar of Time! I deposited a Pikipek requesting Darkrai level 100!"
  3. and so on....
  4.  
  5. I am writing this post because there are more nice people here who provides genning services. But people who requests for genning services don't research regarding legality and requests for illegal combinations, this is very tiring for hosts because they have to explain and correct it. I used to do it in another Pokemon Giveaway community and end up in arguments back in those days so I am writing this posts to mention the common illegal combinations that people occasionally requests and argued. You must be wondering what is wrong with illegal Pokemons? Well, most of them cannot be traded through Link Trades because their legality checker in Gen VII is improved legality checker from Gen VI.
  6.  
  7. Change Log (Not sure if anyone is interested):
  8. Rev 10:
  9. Shiny Tapu Lele
  10. Event Berries
  11.  
  12. Content:
  13. Chapter 0: Introduction
  14. Chapter 1: Kanto
  15. Chapter 2: Johto
  16. Chapter 3: Hoenn
  17. Chapter 4: Sinnoh
  18. Chapter 5: Unova
  19. Chapter 6: Kalos
  20. Chapter 7: Alola
  21. Chapter 8: Unreleased items
  22. Chapter 9: Pokemon Global Link Ban Wave
  23. Chapter 10: Simple hack checks
  24. Chapter 11: Conclusion
  25.  
  26. Chapter 0: Introduction
  27.  
  28. I will split Chapter 0 into 4 parts:
  29. * 0.1 GTS
  30. * 0.2 Difficulties in genning past-generations Pokemons
  31. * 0.3 Event Pokemons
  32. * 0.4 Pokeballs
  33.  
  34. 0.1 GTS
  35.  
  36. Some Pokemons cannot be traded through GTS. These includes:
  37. Event Pokemons with event ribbons such as Shiny Tapu Koko, Ash Hat Pikachu.
  38. Mythical Pokemons without ribbons: These are:
  39.     * Gen III Mews, Celebis, Jirachis, Deoxys.
  40.     * Pokemon Ranger Manaphy
  41.     * Flower Paradise Shaymin
  42.     * Newmoon Island Darkrai
  43.     * Liberty Garden Victini
  44.     * ORAS Deoxys
  45.  
  46. To those who don't know what are event ribbons. Event ribbons do not allow any Pokemon to be traded through GTS showing "It's a special Pokemon. You cannot trade it.". If you removed these event ribbons, the event Pokemons will become illegal and therefore, increases the chances of getting banned in Pokemon Global Link by GameFreak. Event Ribbons are:
  47. * Classic Ribbon
  48. * Premier Ribbon
  49. * Event Ribbon
  50. * Birthday Ribbon
  51. * Special Ribbon
  52. * Souvenir Ribbon
  53. * Wishing Ribbon
  54. * Battle Champion
  55.  
  56. Do note that some items cannot be traded. Pokemons with Mega Stones (including Blue and Red Orb) also cannot be traded, it will show "This Pokemon has a special item. You cannot trade it." If you attempted to trade a Pokemon with Z Crystal, it will prompt you to remove it before trading.
  57.  
  58. 0.2 Difficulties in genning past-generations Pokemons
  59.  
  60. In Gen III and Gen IV, all Pokemons nature and IVs, etc, are related to PID. PID is a value which all Pokemons have. Only people who have RNG knowledge knows how to calculate PID (about 1/20 genners). Please ask genners if they can generate Gen III and Gen IV Pokemons before requesting.
  61. NOTE: PID can be calculated with PokeGen
  62.  
  63. In Gen III, for Wild Pokemon, only 9 natures can have 6 IVs: Calm, Careful, Docile, Hardy, Lax, Modest, Naive, Rash, and Timid.
  64. For Stationary Pokemons, which are legendary Pokemons, only 4 natures can have 6 IVs: Modest, Timid, Calm, Docile.
  65.  
  66. In Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, only 7 natures can have 6 IVs: Calm, Docile, Hasty, Modest, Quirky, Sassy, and Timid.
  67. In HGSS, only 6 natures can have 6 IVs: Calm, Docile, Modest, Quiet, Sassy, and Timid.
  68.  
  69. In Gen IV Wondercards, all natures can have any 6IVs. Which means that Jolly 6IVs Michina Arceus is legal. But Stationary Pokemons that are accessible through Event Items are not included. These are Pokemon Ranger Manaphy Egg, Newmoon Island Darkrai and Flower Paradise Shaymin.
  70.  
  71. 0.3 Event Pokemons
  72. I need to clarify a few things about event Pokemons:
  73.  
  74. Most event Pokemons cannot have a nickname. This means that you cannot have a nickname for Marshadow, Genesect, and many other events. The only exceptions are eggs or stationary Pokemons such as Birth Island Deoxys, Newmoon Island Darkrai.
  75.  
  76. They cannot be lower than their encounter level. This means that level 1 or level 5 Marshadow is illegal since the lowest level is 50. Pokemons with lower level that their encounter level cannot be traded through Link Trade!
  77.  
  78. Most Event Pokemons can only be in Cherish Ball. This meant that it is impossible to have a Genesect or Marshadow in a Luxury Ball. There are some exceptions such as Sludge Bomb Zoroark (Ultra Ball), Sludge Wave Gengar (Dush Ball) or PokeBank Celebi in Luxury Ball.
  79.  
  80. Most Event Pokemons' OT cannot be changed. This means that you cannot have your own OT for most event Pokemons, only a few event Pokemons allow you to have your own OT such as Pokebank Celebi.
  81.  
  82. 0.4 Pokeballs
  83.  
  84. Most people always chose Pokeballs that suits the colour scheme of the Pokemon. By sometimes they can be illegal.
  85. * All Pokemon from Dream Radar can only be in Dream Ball.
  86. * Pokemons in Apricorn Balls with Hidden abilities cannot learn any past generation tutor moves and TMs.
  87. * All Pokemons in Beast Balls cannot learn past generation tutor moves and TMs.
  88. * Only Pokemons caught in Gen 7 can be in Beast Ball
  89. * Beldum cannot be in Heavy Ball, for more details, check chapter 3.1
  90. * Gen 7 starters can only be in PokeBall.
  91.  
  92. I will go through every Pokemon be Pokedex Number.
  93.  
  94. If you are looking for a specific Pokemon, you can use "Ctrl"+"F".
  95.  
  96. CHAPTER 1: Kanto
  97.  
  98. 1.1 Ash-Hat Pikachu
  99. All Ash-Hat Pikachus are shiny-locked! Furthermore, they can only be in Hardy Nature and have the ability Static.
  100. NOTE: Ash Pikachus cannot be traded by GTS because they all carry event ribbons.
  101.  
  102. 1.2 Cleffa/Clefairy/Clefable
  103. Soft-Boiled is not an egg move of Clefairy, it is a move tutor from FRLG. Therefore, it cannot have Hidden Ability.
  104.  
  105. 1.3 Machop/Machoke/Machamp
  106. NO GUARD+FISSURE MACHAMP
  107. There is TM Fissure in RBY and Machop, Machoke in RBY, however, if transferred to SM, its ability will turn into its hidden ability, Steadfast. Therefore No Guard+Fissure Machamp is an illegal combination.
  108.  
  109. 1.4 Gengar
  110. Sludge Wave is not an egg move of Gengar, it is an event exclusive move from Gen 6 from these events:
  111. * White Gengar Promotion
  112. * Phantom Forces TCG
  113. * Pokemon Centre Hiroshima
  114.  
  115. NOTE: You can also obtain Gengar with Sludge Wave from Dream World.
  116.  
  117. 1.5 Legendary Birds
  118. Legendary Birds refers to Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres.
  119.  
  120. Lowest level? 50 in FRLG, HGSS, Plat, VC RBY.
  121.  
  122. Shiny-locked? Shiny Birds can be obtained in:
  123. * FRLG
  124. * HGSS
  125. * Plat
  126. * PokeTransfer from Virtual Console RBY
  127. * USUM
  128.  
  129. Hidden Abilities? You can only obtain their Hidden Abilities through these methods:
  130. * Aldora Bird event in Gen 6
  131. * PokeTransfer from Virtual Console RBY
  132.  
  133. What about Shiny Birds with Hidden Abilities? Only Birds transferred from Virtual Console RBY.
  134.  
  135. 1.6 Mewtwo
  136.  
  137. Lowest level? 60 from USUM, the rest are either 70 or 100 (events).
  138.  
  139. Shiny-locked? Shiny Mewtwo can be obtained in:
  140. * FRLG
  141. * HGSS
  142. * Gen 6 events such as Play!2016, Nintendo HK, etc.
  143. * PokeTransfer from Virtual Console RBY
  144. * USUM
  145.  
  146. Hidden Abilities? You can only obtain their Hidden Abilities through these methods:
  147. * Gen 5 event (Extremespeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens), NOTE: This Mewtwo can only be in Timid Nature
  148. * Gen 6 events such as Play!2016, Nintendo HK, etc.
  149. * PokeTransfer from Virtual Console RBY
  150.  
  151. What about shiny Mewtwo with Hidden Abilties?
  152. * Gen 6 events such as Play!2016, Nintendo HK, etc.
  153. * PokeTransfer from Virtual Console RBY
  154.  
  155. Notable moves:
  156. Electro Ball, from BW 1st Anniversary, cannot be shiny or have hidden ability
  157. Heal Pulse and Hurricane, from Extremespeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens, has hidden ability, must be Timid nature and can only be non-shiny.
  158.  
  159. 1.7 Mew
  160. Based on past experience, most people don't do research on this....
  161. "I want a Shiny English Mew!"
  162.  
  163. Lowest level? Level 5, level 30 for Shiny Faraway Island Mew
  164.  
  165. Shiny-locked? Shiny Mew can be obtained in:
  166. * Faraway Island, this Mew must have Japanese language and a Japanese Name.
  167.  
  168. Notable moves:
  169. * Soft-boiled, Gen 3 Move Tutor
  170.  
  171. NOTE: I have yet to hear people getting a VC Shiny Mew other than the Mew Glitch in Gen 1 games.
  172.  
  173. CHAPTER 2: Johto
  174.  
  175. 2.1 Legendary Beasts
  176. Not much misconceptions about this trio, but I will just list it.
  177.  
  178. Lowest level? Level 30 for WIN2011, GAMESTOP and 40 for HGSS.
  179.  
  180. Shiny-locked? Shiny beasts can be obtained in:
  181. * FRLG
  182. * HGSS
  183. * ORAS
  184. * WIN2011, GAMESTOP
  185. * VC Gold and Silver
  186. * USUM
  187.  
  188. Legendary beasts' hidden abilities are obtained from Virtual Gold and Silver. Yeah, I know it is sad that they all get Inner Focus instead of Volt Absorb, Flash Fire, Water Absorb. :(
  189. It is possible to obtain Shiny Beasts from Virtual Consoles by RNG abuse.
  190.  
  191. Notable moves:
  192. WIN2011, GAMESTOP (they are all shiny):
  193.     * Raikou, nature-locked, must be Rash nature.
  194.         * Zap Cannon
  195.         * Aura Sphere
  196.         * Extreme Speed
  197.         * Weather Ball
  198.     * Entei, nature-locked, must be Adamant nature.
  199.         * Flare-Blitz
  200.         * Howl
  201.         * Extreme Speed
  202.         * Crush Claw
  203.     * Suicune, nature-locked, must be Relaxed nature.
  204.         * Sheer Cold
  205.         * Air Slash
  206.         * Extreme Speed
  207.         * Aqua Ring
  208.  
  209. 2.2 Lugia
  210. Lowest level? 5 in Dream Radar.
  211. NOTE: Every Pokemons in Dream Radar are shiny-locked. Therefore, it is impossible to obtain level 5 Shiny Lugia.
  212.  
  213. Shiny-locked? Shiny Lugia can be obtained in:
  214. * FRLG, Emerald
  215. * HGSS
  216. * ORAS
  217. * VC Gold and Silver
  218. * Ultra Moon
  219.  
  220. Hidden abilities?
  221. * Dream Radar, but it is shiny-locked, and will have Dream Ball.
  222. * VC Gold and Silver
  223. * Wind Lugia event
  224.  
  225. It is possible to obtain shiny HA Lugia through RNG abuse from VC GSC.
  226.  
  227. Notable Moves:
  228. * Hurricane, Wind Lugia event
  229. 2.3 Ho-Oh
  230. Lowest level? 5 in Dream Radar.
  231. NOTE: Every Pokemons in Dream Radar are shiny-locked. Therefore, it is impossible to obtain level 5 Shiny Ho-Oh.
  232.  
  233. Shiny-locked? Shiny Ho-Oh can be obtained in:
  234. * FRLG, Emerald
  235. * HGSS
  236. * ORAS
  237. * Kyoto Pokemon Centre-Opening Gift
  238. * VC Gold and Silver
  239. * Ultra Sun
  240.  
  241. Hidden abilities?
  242. * Dream Radar, but it is shiny-locked, and will have Dream Ball.
  243. * VC Gold and Silver
  244.  
  245. It is possible to obtain shiny HA Ho-Oh through RNG abuse from VC GSC.
  246.  
  247. 2.4 Celebi
  248. Shiny Celebis can only be obtained through VC Crystal. And it must be at least level 30.
  249. Lowest level is 10 from PokeBank (must be in Luxury Ball).
  250.  
  251. Notable moves:
  252. Nasty Plot, WIN2011 Celebi
  253.  
  254. CHAPTER 3: HOENN
  255.  
  256. 3.1 Legendary Golems Trio
  257. This refers to Regirock, Regice, Registeel (Excluding Regigigas). Well, not many people actually have misconceptions about this but I will mention this in the list.
  258.  
  259. Shiny-locked? You can get Shiny golems in:
  260. * RSE
  261. * Plat
  262. * ORAS
  263. * USUM
  264.  
  265. Hidden abilities? Pokemon Bank Event in Gen 6 has the Hidden abilities released.
  266.  
  267. Shiny HA?
  268. No, Pokemon Bank golems are shiny-locked.
  269.  
  270. 3.4 Eon Duo
  271. This refers to Latias and Latios. Not much misconceptions.
  272.  
  273. Shiny-locked? Shiny Latias and Latios can be found in:
  274. * RSE
  275. * HGSS
  276. * B2W2
  277. * ORAS
  278. * USUM
  279.  
  280. Both Latias and Latios have no Hidden abilites.
  281.  
  282. 3.5 Kyogre
  283. Not many misconceptions with this Pokemon.
  284.  
  285. Lowest level? 45 in Sapphire and Alpha Sapphire. 50 in Heart Gold
  286.  
  287. Shiny-locked? Shiny Kyogre can only be obtained in:
  288. * Sapphire
  289. * Emerald
  290. * Heart Gold
  291. * Ultra Moon
  292.  
  293. 3.6 Groudon
  294. Not many misconceptions with this Pokemon.
  295.  
  296. Lowest level? 45 in Ruby and Omega Ruby. 50 in Soul Silver.
  297.  
  298. Shiny-locked? Shiny Groudon can only be obtained in:
  299. * Ruby
  300. * Emerald
  301. * Soul Silver
  302. * Ultra Sun
  303.  
  304. 3.7 Rayquaza
  305. I have seen a lot of "I want a Shiny V-Create Rayquaza!"
  306.  
  307. Lowest level? 50 for HGSS while the rest are 70, excluding some events which have 100.
  308.  
  309. Shiny locked? No, shiny Rayquaza can be found in wild and ton of events:
  310. Wild:
  311.     * RSE
  312.     * HGSS
  313.     * USUM
  314. Events:
  315.     * All events excluding that V-Create one
  316.  
  317. Notable moves:
  318. * V-Create, the V-Create Rayquaza event is shiny-locked! I have seen this being traded around Link Trade and Wonder Trade, release them immediately.
  319.  
  320. 3.8 Jirachis
  321. More misconceptions. I have seen "LF Shiny Jirachis with Follow Me/Draco Meteor". >.>
  322.  
  323. Lowest level? 5
  324. NOTE: The Gen 6 Level 5 Jirachi has Levitate, which means it is impossible to be generated with PKHex or PKSM.
  325.  
  326. There are only 4 types of shiny Jirachis:
  327. * Pokémon Center Touhoku - Tanabata Festival (has Moonblast), at level 10
  328. * Pokémon Center - Christmas Charity Wristband Promotion, at level 15
  329. * Pokémon Mikki Mall Event & Nintendo Hong Kong Distribution (has Happy Hour), at level 25
  330. * Wishmaker Jirachi in Gen III (transfered from Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disc)
  331.  
  332. Notable Moves (events):
  333. * Gen IV Jirachis can have Draco Meteor.
  334. * Best Wishes Season 2 Decolora Adventures Jirachi has Meteor Mash
  335. * Pokémon Center Tohoku - Tanabata Festival Jirachi (Gen V) has Draco Meteor, Meteor Mash, Follow Me.
  336. * Pokémon Center Touhoku - Tanabata Festival (Gen VI) has Moonblast.
  337.  
  338. Therefore, shiny Jirachi cannot learn:
  339. * Meteor Mash
  340. * Draco Meteor
  341. * Follow Me
  342.  
  343. 3.9 Deoxys
  344. There is nothing much with Deoxys, only this:
  345. Shiny Deoxys can only be obtained in Gen III Birth Island. The Deoxys from the events and ORAS are shiny-locked!
  346.  
  347. CHAPTER 4: SINNOH
  348. 4.1 Dialga
  349. Not much misconceptions, I just wanted to mention it.
  350.  
  351. Lowest Level? 1 or 5
  352. Level 1 from HGSS by obtaining an Arceus from an event.
  353. Level 5 from Dream Radar
  354. NOTE: All Pokemons from Dream Radar are shiny-locked and can only be in Dream Ball with their Hidden Abilities
  355.  
  356. Shiny Dialga can be obtain in:
  357. * Diamond
  358. * Platinum
  359. * SUM2013
  360. * Alpha Sapphire
  361. * Ultra Sun
  362.  
  363. Is Hidden abilities released? Yes, through 2 methods:
  364. * Dream Radar
  365. * Pokémon - Archjinni of the Rings Hoopa Distribution (Gen VI event)
  366.  
  367. Therefore, it is impossible to obtain Shiny HA Dialga.
  368.  
  369. 4.2 Palkia
  370. Not much problems but I will mention it.
  371.  
  372. Lowest Level? 1 or 5
  373. Level 1 from HGSS by obtaining an Arceus from an event.
  374. Level 5 from Dream Radar
  375. NOTE: All Pokemons from Dream Radar are shiny-locked and can only be in Dream Ball with their Hidden Abilities
  376.  
  377. Shiny Palkia can be obtain in:
  378. * Pearl
  379. * Platinum
  380. * SUM2013
  381. * Ultra Moon
  382.  
  383. Is Hidden abilities released? Yes, through 2 methods:
  384. * Dream Radar
  385. * Pokémon - Archjinni of the Rings Hoopa Distribution (Gen VI event)
  386.  
  387. Therefore, it is impossible to obtain Shiny HA Palkia.
  388.  
  389. 4.3 Heatran
  390.  
  391. Lowest level? 50
  392.  
  393. Shiny Heatran can be obtained in:
  394. * Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
  395. * B2W2
  396. * ORAS
  397. * USUM
  398.  
  399. The Hidden ability Flame Body is not released.
  400.  
  401. Notable moves:
  402. * Eruption (Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs). NOTE: This event is nature-locked, it can only be in quiet nature.
  403.  
  404. 4.4 Giratina
  405. Not much misconceptions, I just wanted to mention it.
  406.  
  407. Lowest Level? 1 or 5
  408. Level 1 from HGSS by obtaining an Arceus from an event.
  409. Level 5 from Dream Radar
  410. NOTE: All Pokemons from Dream Radar are shiny-locked and can only be in Dream Ball with their Hidden Abilities
  411.  
  412. Shiny Giratina can be obtain in:
  413. * All Gen 4 games
  414. * SUM2013
  415. * ORAS
  416. * USUM
  417.  
  418. Is Hidden abilities released? Yes, through 2 methods:
  419. * Dream Radar
  420. * Pokémon - Archjinni of the Rings Hoopa Distribution (Gen VI event)
  421.  
  422. Therefore, it is impossible to obtain Shiny HA Giratina
  423.  
  424. 4.5 Manaphy
  425. Well, there is only one misconception about this.
  426.  
  427. Is it shiny-locked?
  428. The answer is No, but very rare, as it is very tedious to RNG, the only Shiny Pokemon that requires multiple games to RNG, let me see, Pokemon Ranger, Pokemon Platinum and another Gen IV game, hmmm, that is very difficult....
  429.  
  430. Shiny Manaphy can only be obtained in Gen IV games after completing Pokemon Ranger game. In terms of genning it, this also requires RNG knowledge as PID calculation is required.
  431.  
  432. 4.6 Darkrai
  433. This Pokemon.....
  434. I have heard enough of all these:
  435. "I want a Shiny ALAMOS Darkrai"
  436. "I want a Shiny Darkrai with Spacial Rend, Roar of Time"
  437.  
  438. This is one the Pokemons that drives me to write this guide......
  439.  
  440. First of all, Shiny Darkrai can only be obtained in ONE event, the Member Card event in Gen IV, which allows you to visit Newmoon Island to catch the Darkrai. That is the only method that you can get a Shiny Darkrai. In terms of genning it, this also requires RNG knowledge as PID calculation is required.
  441.  
  442. Notable moves:
  443. * ALAMOS
  444.     * Roar Of Time
  445.     * Spacial Rend
  446.     * Phantom Force
  447. NOTE: ALAMOS Darkrai is shiny-locked, therefore, it is impossible to obtain a shiny ALAMOS Darkrai
  448.  
  449. 4.7 Shaymin
  450. Like Manaphy, the only thing that people always question is if it is shiny-locked. Well, there is only one event that shiny Shaymin can be obtained. The Oak's letter event in Gen IV, which allows you to visit Flower Paradise to catch a Shaymin. It is possible to get a Shaymin there. In terms of genning it, this also requires RNG knowledge as PID calculation is required.
  451.  
  452. 4.8 Arceus
  453. Arceus, oh god, another one like Darkrai.....
  454. "I want a Shiny Arceus with Roar of Time, Spacial Rend and Shadow Force!"
  455.  
  456. No, like the Darkrai above, this Arceus is also shiny-locked.
  457.  
  458. The lowest level for Arceus is 100. Some may argue that there is level 80 Arceus in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. However, to access that Arceus, you need Azure's Flute, which is an item that is not released in any events.
  459.  
  460. Shiny Arceus can be obtained by a lot of methods:
  461. * Movie15 (Pokémon - Archjinni of the Rings Hoopa Prebooking Distribution)
  462. The rest of the Arceus are shiny-locked.
  463.  
  464. Noteable moves:
  465. TRU/Michina (Gen IV event) NOTE: This event is shiny-locked!!!!
  466.     * Roar of Time
  467.     * Spacial Rend
  468.     * Shadow Force
  469. Movie15 (Gen VI event)
  470.     * Blast Burn
  471.     * Hydro Cannon
  472.  
  473. Therefore, it is impossible to obtain a shiny Arceus with Roar of Time, Spacial Rend, Shadow Force.
  474.  
  475. CHAPTER 5: UNOVA
  476.  
  477. 5.1 Victini
  478. I have seen a lot of "I want a shiny Victini!".....
  479. One of the Pokemons that drives me to write this long essay..
  480.  
  481. Lowest level? 15
  482.  
  483. Yes, it is shiny-locked. Including the one in Liberty Garden. BW is hard coded to ensure that Victini is shiny-locked.
  484. NOTE: There has been a lot of shiny Victinis spotted in Festival Plaza, all of them are hacked!
  485.  
  486. Notable moves:
  487. * Movie14:
  488.     * Fusion Bolt
  489.     * Fusion Flare
  490. * Pokemon Centre-Happy Christmas
  491.     * Bolt Strike
  492.     * Blue Flare
  493.     * Glaciate
  494. NOTE: V-Create is only obtainable in a few events only!
  495.  
  496. 5.2 Zoroark
  497. Zoroark cannot learn Sludge Bomb by TM or Egg Move. Zoroark can only obtain the move Sludge Bomb from the event in Gen VI.
  498. NOTE: Zoroark with Sludge Bombs are shiny-locked! They can only be in Ultra Balls!
  499.  
  500. 5.3 Forces of Nature
  501. Forces of Nature are the Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus.
  502.  
  503. Lowest level? 5 in Dream Radar. NOTE: All Pokemons from Dream Radar are shiny-locked and can only be in Dream Ball with their Hidden Abilities.
  504.  
  505. Shiny locked? Shiny genies can be found in:
  506. * Gen V games
  507. * ORAS
  508. * USUM
  509.  
  510. Hidden abilities can only be obtained in Dream Radar, therefore, Shiny HA Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus are illegal combination!
  511.  
  512. 5.4 Tao Trio
  513. Only one misconception about this trio.
  514. Kyurems cannot be traded when fused. They can only be traded when separated.
  515. This will prompt if attempted to trade. "This is a special Pokemon. You cannot trade it".
  516.  
  517. You can obtained shiny Tao Trios in:
  518. * ORAS
  519. * USUM
  520.  
  521. 5.5 Keldeo
  522. "I want a shiny Keldeo!"
  523. This is also very common.....
  524.  
  525. Keldeos are shiny-locked. NOTE: Shiny Keldeos are very common in Festival Plaza, they are all hacked!
  526.  
  527. Lowest level? 15 in multiple events.
  528.  
  529. 5.6 Meloetta
  530. Same as Keldeo... "I want a shiny Meloetta!"
  531.  
  532. Like Keldeo, Meloettas are shiny-locked. NOTE: Shiny Keldeos are very common in Festival Plaza, they are all hacked!
  533.  
  534. Lowest level? 15 from Movie12.
  535.  
  536. 5.7 Genesect
  537. For Genesect, there is only one huge misconception, that is regarding an event, which is the Movie13 Genesect.
  538.  
  539. Firstly, it is nature-locked, a lot of people always "I want a Naive Shiny Genesect!" or "Rash nature Shiny Genesect!" or something like that.
  540.  
  541. Note: The moves Blaze Kick, Extreme Speed and Shift Gear can only be obtained by the Movie15 Genesect.
  542.  
  543. Lowest level? 15 from B2W2 launch. The Movie15 Genesect can only be level 100. Which means that Shiny Genesect must be level 100!
  544.  
  545. CHAPTER 6: Kalos
  546.  
  547. 6.1 Ash-Greninja
  548. Ash-Greninjas are shiny-locked.
  549. They all have the IV spread 31/20/31/20/31/31 but can be hyper trained.
  550. They cannot be traded through GTS because they are a special Pokemon.
  551.  
  552. 6.2 Floette
  553. "I want a Eternal Floette!"
  554. "I want the Floette with Light of Ruin"
  555.  
  556. Eternal Floette is only scripted in the game, but it is never released. Therefore, it is impossible to have an eternal Floette.
  557.  
  558. 6.3 Xerneas and Yveltal
  559. You can obtain Shiny Xerneas and Yveltals in USUM but they are shiny-locked in XY!
  560.  
  561. Lowest level? 50 in XY Team Flare's HQ in XY and 60 in USUM.
  562.  
  563. 6.4 Zygarde
  564. Shiny Zygardes can only be obtained through the legends 2018 event. Therefore, they carry event ribbons, thus they cannot be traded through GTS.
  565.  
  566. The Zygardes obtained from Terminus Cave in XY and Resolution Cave in Gen 7 games are all shiny-locked!
  567. NOTE: Zygardes cannot appear in 100% form in regular trades.
  568.  
  569. 6.5 Diancie
  570. Shiny Diancie can only be obtained in a Gen VI Japanese event (Mega Evolution Promotion). The rest of the Diancie events in Gen VI are shiny-locked!
  571.  
  572. Lowest Level: 50
  573.  
  574. 6.6 Hoopa
  575. Hoopa is ahiny-locked. Lowest Level is 50.
  576. NOTE: Hoopa-Unbound may turn back to original form if traded. Get a Prison Bottle to transform it back after trading.
  577.  
  578. 6.7 Volcanion
  579. Volcanion is shiny-locked. Lowest level is 70.
  580.  
  581. CHAPTER 7: Alola
  582.  
  583. 7.1 Alola Starters
  584. Alolan Starters can only be in Pokeball.
  585. The Hidden Abilities for Alolan Starters are released recently.
  586.  
  587. 7.2 Guardian Deities
  588. Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini are shiny-locked.
  589. Regarding Shiny Tapu Koko and Shiny Tapu Lele, they are released events, which means they have event ribbons therefore, they cannot be traded through GTS.
  590. NOTE: Shiny Tapu Kokos are nature-locked, they can only be in Timid Nature.
  591.  
  592. All Guardian Deities have the Hidden Abilities Telepathy, but it is not released yet.
  593. Lowest level is 60 for all Guardian Deities.
  594.  
  595. 7.3 Ultra Beasts
  596. Ultra Beasts are no longer shiny-locked but they must be caught in USUM.
  597. NOTE: Poipole and Nagadanel can only be in PokeBall and must be at least level 40.
  598.  
  599. 7.4 Cosmog Line
  600. They are still shiny-locked. Therefore, it is impossible to have shiny Solgaleo or shiny Lunala!
  601. Cosmog/Cosmoem can only be in PokeBall.
  602.  
  603. 7.5 Magearna
  604. Magearna is also shiny-locked. The original form is released in the coding but not in any events yet, therefore, original form is still illegal.
  605.  
  606. 7.6 Marshadow
  607. Marshadow must be at least level 50, I have seen a lot of "LF Level 1 Marshadow". And the Z-Stone cannot be traded!
  608. NOTE: Marshadow is still shiny-locked.
  609.  
  610. 7.7 Zeraora
  611. Zerora has been released in an event but is still shiny-locked and it must be at least level 50! I have seen "LF low-level Zeraora" request threads.
  612.  
  613. Chapter 8: Unreleased items:
  614. I have seen many people requested for unreleased items
  615. Here are the unreleased items (I will only list out the notable ones):
  616. * Macho Brace
  617.  
  618. CHAPTER 9: Simple Hack Checks
  619. I have been researching SM Hack Checks and PGL banwave for a while but there is no conclusion yet. Based on my research, most people got banned in PGL for having illegal shinies in their PokeDex or obtaining unreleased items.
  620.  
  621. Now I will list out the common hack checking tips in case you are suspicious of the Pokemons you obtained from random Link Trades or Wonder Trade.
  622.  
  623. Every Pokemon from Dream Radar are shiny-locked and must be in Dream Balls.
  624. All Gen 6-7 Pokemons cannot be in Dream Ball.
  625. These Pokemons are shiny-locked:
  626.     * Victini
  627.     * Keldeo
  628.     * Meloetta
  629.     * Hoopa
  630.     * Volcanion
  631.     * Every Gen 7 legendaries (excluding Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele)
  632. Shiny Mews can only be obtained in Emerald from Japan. Mews from Emerald must have Japanese Tag and Japanese nickname.
  633. Shiny Deoxys can only be obtained in Gen 3 games, therefore, no Pentagon or Cross.
  634. Shiny Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin must be from Gen 4, no Pentagon or Cross.
  635. These Shiny Pokemons must be level 100:
  636.     * Arceus
  637.     * Genesect
  638. Most event Pokemons must be in Cherish Ball, there are some exemptions.
  639.  
  640. Chapter 10: Pokemon Global Link Ban Wave
  641. There has been two ban waves recently, about 8000 bans for editing Pokemon save data, now I will explain how most people gets banned.
  642. Many Pokemon hacking communities did a research on this ban wave, but not much results.
  643.  
  644. 1. Hacked Pokemon will not get you banned as long as they have legal values can exist in the game.
  645. 1.1 There's a few Pokemon that cannot be shiny.
  646. 1.2 If you have questions whether or not your event Pokemon is legal check the event database such as Serebii, or feel free to ask.
  647. 1.3 be careful of having illegal Pokedex entries.
  648.  
  649. 2. Most users that were banned used the game sync feature.
  650. 2.1 Do not generate a game sync ID until you finished everything in the game, and make a save for it as a back up, so that if you do end up getting ban you can use you back up save to generate a new game sync ID without starting over.
  651. 2.2 Game Sync is only fully activated after you link it to your PGL account.
  652. 2.3 Be careful if you activated NTR cheats and go to Festival plaza after activating Game Sync. The game automatically updates your save.
  653. 2.4 Don't edit Poke Finder
  654. 2.5 Don't edit Gender, IGN, Skin Tone, TID, SID of your character
  655. 2.6 Don't edit Pokemon that are in the battle boxes.
  656. 2.7 Don't edit poke currency (make Big Nuggets and sell them instead, not too many)
  657. 2.7 Don't edit FCs
  658.  
  659. 3. Do not receive any unreleased items. if you have any questions as to what is or what is not legal in sun and moon use Serebii. http://www.serebii.net/sunmoon/items.shtml
  660.  
  661. 4. Do not use cheats online.
  662.  
  663. 5. Don't edit Pokemon that are in the battle boxes.
  664.  
  665. Chapter 11: Conclusion
  666. I hoped that this essay will prevent people from requesting illegal combinations in Trading Forums and genning requests because it is tedious and tiring to explain over again. I hoped that this essay will help genning giveaway hosts to make their giveaways easier.
  667.  
  668. If you have any questions about legality, feel free to comment below! You can also help other people answer their questions! :)
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